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Hours of heavy rainfall cause flood in Sekondi Takoradi.

We as human beings live in a world that is full of beauty and wonders. There are things that happen which could not be explained before. Over the years science has made it possible for us to understand such things and to be able to predicate them, some of them being Floods

A flood is an over flow of water that submerges land that is usually dry. Floods are an area of study of the discipline hydrology and are of significant concern in agriculture, civil engineering and public health. Some of these are caused by humans changing the environment.

New-Site (W/R), Feb. 26, GNA – A heavy downpour witnessed in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis (STMA) has wreaked havoc to school properties, homes and stores.

The Heavy downpour in Sekondi Takoradi led to massive flooding on various streets and areas in Takoradi. Specifically areas like Market circle and many water logged areas was flooded.

Market circle is the biggest shopping area in Takoradi. It is well known for it’s poor drainage systems. Small gutters coupled with rubbish choked drainage is mainly the main cause of flooding in Takoradi.

Spice News gathered that the Takoradi Market Circle is well known for its poor drainage systems as small gutters in the enclave often choked with rubbish being the main cause of flooding.

Spice News checks at the Ministry of Works and Housing reveals that plans are underway to solve the perennial flooding problem in the enclave. 

The source disclosed that a section has been awarded for construction and the contractor will soon take possession of site for work to begin.

The rains, which lasted a little over two hours blocked a lot of asphalted roads in the Metropolis as trees along some of the roads fell on the roads making them inaccessible to both private and commercial drivers.

Residents in some of these areas including, school children, shoppers, hawkers and traders had it difficult to access the roads or move from one point to the other, while drivers who tried to drive through struggled to identify the right lanes.

Drains were filled with water overflowing its banks, which rushed into households, stores and apartments damaging properties.

One of the hardest hit by the rain is the Good Shepherd Anglican JHS at Effiakuma New-Site in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality (EKMA) where the school’s compound and classrooms were flooded destroying teaching and learning materials.

Madam Carolyn Idun Tawiah, Headteacher of the School, told the Ghana News Agency that the entire classrooms were flooded submerging all desks, books, cardboards and other materials belonging to students and the school.

She said even though the students were in school, they were rescued safely by teachers and some ‘good samaritans’ in the community without any injury.

This is not the first time such an incident has occurred but it seems the leaders of the Municipality and the government have turned a blind eye to the cry for help from the people.

Reporting for Sky, Premier Gawu made it known that, no lives were lost in the cause of the rains but there have been a lot of damage done in the short but heavy rain fall.

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